This article will serve as the main walkthrough for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. It will cover all Main Quests, such as Family Matters and The Battle for Kaer Morhen. We'll also cover all of the Secondary Quests, Contracts, the Gwent Card game, Romance Options and Places of Power.
The Witcher 3 Tips and Tricks
- You'll be introduced to your Witcher Sense early in the game, and it's best that you continue using this feature frequently if you don't want to overlook something important.
- The game features dynamic day and night cycles that will influence the abilities of some monsters, much as a werewolf might gain powers if there is a full moon in the sky.
- Keep an eye on the mini map as you go about your business. Not only can you find a waypoint to your current objective, but it also features other items and activities of interest.
- At the top, left-hand corner of the HUD (heads up display) is a red bar. This represents Geralt's current level of health. It's essential to keep an eye on this during combat.
- Keep an eye out for Notice Boards (like the one in White Orchard). Not only can you find Contracts here, but also directions to some Secondary Quests Geralt can complete.
- If you come across a Place of Power, take a moment to clear it of threats and then draw from it. This will give you an additional Ability Point
- Some secondary quests will become unavailable after you complete something else. Our walkthrough will keep you informed on when to watch out for this.
The Witcher 3 Walkthrough
This section of guides pertains to quests - both main and side. We'll walk you through how to complete every main, side, and Witcher contract quest in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
We'll help you complete all the main quests in the prologue, including how to answer questions about your actions in The Witcher 2 when you speak to Morvran Voorhis.
Secondary quests in the prologue of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, including Missing in Action, Twisted Firestarter, Precious Cargo, On Death's Bed and A Frying Pan, Spick and Span.
Learn both ways to beat the main quests Bloody Baron and Family Matters, choosing to either kill or bury the botchling. We also cover Ciri's Story with King of the Wolves and The Race.
Secondary quests for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Act 1: Velen. This includes Ciri's Room, Funeral Pyres, Fake Papers, Bitter Harvest and Thou Shalt Not Pass. More will be added soon.
Covering Pyres of Novigrad, Novigrad Dreaming, Broken Flowers, Get Junior, Ciri's Story: Visiting Junior, A Favor for Radovid, The Play's the Thing and Ciri's Story: Breakneck Speed
While in Novigrad, players will have an opportunity to complete many of the game's secondary quests, including Now or Never, A Deadly Plot, And Redania's Most Wanted.
All the main quests in the Skellige region, wrapping up the main quest line for Act 1 of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. This will include The King is Dead, Long Live the King and Nameless.
Covering Ugly Baby, Disturbance, To Bait a Forktail, The Final Trial, No Place Like Home, Va Fail Elaine, The Isle of Mists, The Battle of Kaer Morhen, and Blood on the Battlefield.
Covering quests like Bald Mountain, Final Preparations, Blindingly Obvious, The Great Escape, Payback, Through Time and Space, King Radavoid's Quest and Battle Preparations.
The Witcher 3 All Witcher Contracts Walkthrough Guide
During your time in White Orchard you may meet a man named Odolan. Seems he's got a problem with a monster, and he's willing to pay you to have that problem solved.
Velen is full of contracts that will lead you to some unimaginable monsters. We will help you complete Jenny 'O the Woods, Missing Brother, Mysterious Tracks, and more.
The Apiarian Phantom, The Creature from the Oxenfurt Forest, Deadly Delights, Doors Slamming Shut, An Elusive Thief, Lord of the Wood, The Oxenfurt Drunk, and The White Lady.
A complete walkthrough for Dragon, Here Comes the Groom, Missing Son, Muire D'yaeblen, The Phantom of Eldberg and Waylaid Transport.
The Witcher 3 Gwent, Signs, Skills and Romance Guides
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Gwent is a card game that is introduced during Lilac and Gooseberries, and can be found at various locations throughout the game. We'll get you started on your first Gwent game.
Instructions on where to find the game's Gwent quests, as well as how to begin them, and even what cards you'll earn when you do. A must-read for anyone looking to bolster their decks.
Winning at Gwent is about strategy, but it's also about a killer deck of cards. We break down our five favorite cards, including what Gwent quest you need to complete to earn them.
Learn how to unlock and complet the Gwent quest, Old Pals, allowing you to earn the Gearalt of Rivia card. We'll also help you get the Ciri card, Cirilla Fionna Elen Riannon.
Geralt of Rivia has many Skills, Signs and Mutagens that players can explore and develop, allowing them to carve a monster slayer that fits their play style. He's how it breaks down.
Players can use Ability Points to carve Geralt into the type of witcher that best suits their play styles. Find out where all the Places of Power are so you can get to work on that.
Learn everything you need to know to fight and defeat the worst creatures and monsters that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has to offer. Learn where to find them, and how to kill them.
During his journey, Geralt will have the opportunity to engage in Carnal Knowledge Encounters with certain women. It's completely optional, but we'll show you where to find them.
Ciri and Geralt can see their journeys end in a variety of ways. We'll break down how you can achieve each conclusion, ensuring that you get the ending you want. Major spoilers ahead.
The Witcher 3 Scavenger Hunts and Gear Diagrams Guide
We detail the main types of gear that you can craft, including the Griffin School, Feline School and Ursine School gear. We'll help you figure out which one best suits your play style.
We'll help you track down the Serpentine Steel Sword Diagram and the Serpentine Silver Sword Diagram, enabling you to slice through your enemies like butter.
In total you will need six diagrams to get the full set of Griffin School Gear, including the steel and silver swords, plus the armor, trousers, boots and gauntlets.
Some pretty sweet tools if you ask us, the Cat School Gear will require that players hit a certain level, both to stand a good chance of obtaining it, and so they can use it.
The final set of armor and weapons, the Bear School Gear will be the toughest to acquire, often facing players against difficult beasts. No worries though, we can help guide you through.
The Witcher 3 Features and Editorial
Mike Williams dives head first into the The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, detailing his time with the game. Be sure to check back often, as this review-in-progress will be updated frequently.
Not sure if you're going to pick up The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on PC or console? Have a look at the minimum and recommended settings to see if your machine can run it.
Samantha Leichtamer takes a look at why The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is one of the must-play Xbox One games of 2015. Just for the record, we're pretty sure PS4 and PC players will want in on this as well.